Note, The Constitutionality of Municipal Advocacy in Statewide Referendum Campaigns, 93 Harv. L. Rev. 535 (1980)
Municipal governments regularly communicate ideas and information to their citizens at the public expense. When municipal speakers engage in unchecked political advocacy, however, their speech may arouse serious objections. Although few citizens would disapprove of a mayor's occasional exhortations against littering, for example, all citizens would feel outraged if municipal government officials spent the entire city budget to promote their own reelection.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Koh, Harold Hongju, "Note, The Constitutionality of Municipal Advocacy in Statewide Referendum Campaigns" (1980). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 2059.